THE PAVILION ANNEX

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby paul » Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:45 am

Hey Mark? That was good, man. Thanks for writing what many of us feel and say, and get our friends and co-workers and peers all in a twitch, even though they knew we spoke honestly to begin with.
Do you mind if i share this, FB and such, with credit given, natch?
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:22 pm

paul wrote:Hey Mark? That was good, man. Thanks for writing what many of us feel and say, and get our friends and co-workers and peers all in a twitch, even though they knew we spoke honestly to begin with.
Do you mind if i share this, FB and such, with credit given, natch?


Share away. I appreciate the appreciation.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby paul » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:32 pm

Thank you. Keep on keepin' on.
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Postby NeonMosfet » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:40 pm

The moon shot was unbelievable because it's the BW world of night, it hard to tell if you are on earth looking at the moon, or on the moon looking @ the earth!
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby cynic » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:21 pm

i haven't looked past the first page, but that was one of my favorites.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Chuck Messer » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:48 pm

On this subject, rather than put it in Pop Culture, is a 1986 TV movie titled, Under Siege. Here's a brief IMDB synopsis:

Terrorists launch an attack against the USA. Their first strike is by a suicide squad that detonates a truckload of explosives at an army base in Washington DC. FBI probes indicate that the attack is by Arab terrorists led by Iranians. Subsequent attacks are via airplanes exploded in mid-air, crowded restaurants, and an attack on a mall. Administration cabinet heads push the President (Hal Holbrook) to retaliate. The director of the FBI (Peter Strauss) believes that there may be more to the story than the investigation has revealed and the Secretary of Defense (Paul Winfield) is the only other person urging caution.


I remember a scene where one of the President's cabinet members, played by E.G. Marshall, advises, "Retaliate, Mr. President! Massively!" He didn't seem to care about verifying if any one state was behind the attacks, he just didn't want us looking like pussies.

Another quote from a review:

The film has a lot to say about how power and pressure within governments and their agencies can shape decisions: the FBI director, refusing to advocate a retaliatory attack on Iran until he uncovers clear evidence, becomes a target for more hawkish ministers and the press.


Sound familiar? A made-for-TV movie, in 1986. Written by Christian Williams, Bob Woodward and Alfred Sole, directed by Roger Young.

Somebody saw this coming, even if hypothetically. Or, perhaps, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:09 pm

I bet Barber's out cold. hehe.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:32 pm

Top Secret America, PBS, September 6th, be there. Will scare the shit out of you.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Moderator » Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:59 am

FrankChurch wrote:I bet Barber's out cold. hehe.


I wish. Italy was @&$€ing HOT.

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Moderator » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:00 am

BTW -- Still in Europe, just not on Italian trains any more.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Moderator » Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:01 am

FrankChurch wrote:Cut me some slack guys. I'm having personal issues I cannot get into.

Society is crumbling, just know that.


Sorry to hear of the personal stuff. Godspeed.
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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Steve Evil » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:10 am

Back in Britain, and it's cold and grey as usual. Lovely autumnal atmosphere however. . .

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby Lori Koonce » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:14 pm

MR B

Hope you are enjoying your trip, and that you're on the way to somewhere where the weather suits your clothes!

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Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:46 pm

Sherlock Holmes needs his fog to hide in.


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